Comic books own a massive fandom today, thanks to the various TV and movie adaptations we’ve seen in the past few decades. The superhero genre practically rules the entertainment industry right now, prime examples being MCU and DCEU. Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke has recently signed up for a role in Marvel’s Secret Invasion series. The actress is keen on exploring more comic book universes.
Emilia talked to Cinema Blend about joining the MCU after starring in famous franchises such as Game of Thrones. She said:
“I just think what they’re doing right now is so exciting and so cool, and so on the cutting edge of it. I feel like they’re like the Apple of this world. To be part of that family feels like, ‘Oh my god, I’m in the cool kid crowd. That’s so cool.’ Honestly speaking, the people that are making this are what pushed me over the line to really wanting to do it. I just think that everyone’s heart and heads are in the right place with this one.”
Emilia has been quite busy the past few days. She is writing her own superhero story with Image Comics, titled M.O.M (Mother of Madness). Are you excited about Clarke’s upcoming role in the MCU? Tell us in the comments below!
Actors often have to go to great lengths to breathe life into their characters. Nathalie Emmanuel joined the cast of Game of Thrones in the third season and had a couple of nude scenes throughout the series. Game of Thrones gained a reputation for excessive nudity, but Emmanuel’s few nude scenes were relevant to the plot. She revealed on the Make It Reign podcast with Josh Smith, just because she agreed to nudity on this show doesn’t mean she was up for it.
“When I did Game of Thrones, I agreed towards certain nude scenes or nudity within the show,” Emmanuel said. “And the perception from other projects, when the role required nudity, that I was just open to doing anything because I did it on that one show. But what people didn’t realize is I agreed to terms and specific things for that one particular project, and that doesn’t necessarily apply to all projects.”
She continued, “That’s fine if you require that in the part. I don’t feel comfortable doing that level of nudity. I will do this amount, you know, I can do this, which I think is necessary for the part.”
Frankly, if someone was like, “Well we need this nudity,’ I would be like, ‘Well, thank you very much, I appreciate your interest but that’s just not what I feel is necessary for this part and it’s a difference of opinion and creative difference and that’s fine.”
Nathalie had earlier slammed predatory behaviour by men in a series of posts on her Twitter account. What do you think about Nathalie’s statement? Tell us in the comments below!
Game of Thrones is definitely the most successful fantasy series of the 21st century. It was a huge gamble that HBO took, and it paid off. The original pilot was a mess itself, causing the studio a 10-million-dollar loss. The showrunners had to lie to get it on the wheels again. Neil Marshall, who directed the second season’s ‘Blackwater’ and the fourth season’s ‘The Watchers on the Wall‘ testified the fact.
In an interview with the Den of Geek, Marshall said, “They went to this faraway place that really didn’t have much of an infrastructure, and they built a studio from the ground up and spent the next 10 years in Belfast, making Game of Thrones what it is today. But at the beginning, it was seen very differently. I think it was seen as the great experiment.”
“I mean, just to be a part of that show at all makes me proud. It did change the face of television and it upped everybody’s game considerably,” the director says.
“HBO took a massive gamble on it, but it paid off in droves and became part of the zeitgeist,” Marshall continues. “That’s a massive achievement for any TV show, especially a fantasy TV show, which, as those of us who love fantasy movies know, there’s only a handful that have broken through, like Lord of the Rings and now Game of Thrones. So many other great ones have fallen by the wayside. It’s a difficult genre to master, and they did a fantastic job of it.”
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Game of Thrones was the greatest TV show of the 21st century. Hence, comparisons are likely to occur. The fantasy series has often been weighed up against other epics like The Lord of The Rings and Star Wars. Both the series have won multiple awards in their respective categories. Neil Marshall, who directed two of the finest episodes on Game of Thrones, the second season’s ‘Blackwater’ and the fourth season’s ‘The Watchers on the Wall‘, recently talked about the comparisons in an interview.
Talking to the Den of Geek, Marshall said, “I came to it [Game of Thrones] almost entirely because of Centurion. I proved that I could do a battle sequence on a lower budget with just so many resources in a short amount of time. They needed somebody to do ‘Blackwater’ who had done something like that. I was available and close, and I’d done that and proved it. A lot of my crew from Centurion went to work on Game of Thrones, so they brought in a lot of feature film people to do this TV series out in Belfast.”
“I think it was very similar to what Pete Jackson did with Lord of the Rings,” Marshall says. “They went to this faraway place that really didn’t have much of an infrastructure, and they built a studio from the ground up and spent the next 10 years in Belfast, making Game of Thrones what it is today. But at the beginning, it was seen very differently. I think it was seen as the great experiment.”
What do you think about the comparison with Lord of The Rings? Tell us in the comments below!